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ERIC Number: EJ993266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
An Analysis of Post-Secondary Agricultural Education Students' Choice to Teach
Lawver, Rebecca G.; Torres, Robert M.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v53 n2 p28-42 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe factors that influence senior agricultural education students' choice to become a secondary agricultural education teacher. The study focused on the extent to which students' beliefs and attitude about teaching influenced their intent to select teaching secondary agricultural education as a career. An adaptation of the FIT-Choice[R] Scale instrument was distributed to senior students enrolled at post-secondary institutions within a nine state area that prepare secondary agriculture teachers. One-hundred forty-five students completed the instrument. Overall, negligible to low relationships were found between students' beliefs about teaching and gender, perceived agriculture experience compared to peers, years enrolled in school-based agricultural education courses, years of FFA membership, participation in SAE, and years of 4-H membership. Negligible to low relationships were found between students' attitude toward teaching gender, perceived agriculture experience compared to peers, years enrolled in school-based agricultural education courses, years of FFA membership, participation in SAE, and years of 4-H membership. A moderate relationship was found between students' participation in high school agricultural education courses and their intent to teach agricultural education. Additionally, negligible to low relationships were found with the remaining student characteristics and intent to teach. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Missouri; Nebraska; Oklahoma; Tennessee